April will bring a slightly different look to members electric bills. In order to make room for new programs and services such as Community Solar and other renewable and conservation programs, the FPPCA and EPA line items have been merged into the energy charge. These charges have not been eliminated, nor have they been changed, simply moved into the energy charge line item.
The facility charge has been been increased for the first time in nearly 10 years. The charge is going up by $2.00 due to rising costs. In addition, yard light fees will go up for the first time in over 10 years, again due to rising costs.
It is important to understand, rates have not been changed. Rates for the purchase of electricity have not been raised in over 4 years.